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  1. The effects of pets on schizophrenics in a day treatment program

    Contributor(s):: Carol Lynne Eyster

    In an effort to record the therapeutic effects of animals, three rabbits were introduced into a group therapy setting. Eight subjects (two female, six male) having the diagnosis of schizophrenia, chronic type and participating in a day treatment program were observed by four trained observers....

  2. Assessing dogs using a temperament test - will training affect the outcome? : a test-retest trial as a forensic tool

    Contributor(s):: Sophie Luisa Fechner

    Temperament Tests can be a forensic tool as they are often used to clarify legal cases in which dogs were allegedly involved in circumstances of aggression towards humans or other dogs. The test used in this study, the standardized temperament test of Lower Saxony, a battery type test of 36...

  3. Comportamento do cão no acto de consulta médico-veterinária profilática

    Contributor(s):: Inês Machado Guimarães

    O comportamento de medo é habitualmente demonstrado pelos cães durante a consulta médico-veterinária. Uma tentativa de defesa, por parte do cão, pode tornar uma consulta de rotina numa tarefa complicada, pelo que é fundamental prevenir a...

  4. Fatores relacionados a distúrbios de comportamento em gatos

    Contributor(s):: Juliane Elisabeth Gress Paz

    Os distúrbios de comportamento apresentam importância não só no bem estar animal e na qualidade da relação humana-animal como também na questão da saúde publica. Sabe-se que os problemas de comportamento são uma das principais...

  5. Classes de comportamentos constituintes de intervenções de psicólogos no subcampo de atuação profissional de psicoterapia com apoio de cães

    Contributor(s):: Murilo Pereira Garcia

    O cão foi a primeira espécie animal a ser domesticada. O início dessa interação remonta há aproximadamente 12 mil anos atrás. Com o passar dos anos sua relação com os seres humanos foi se estreitando em função das...

  6. Influência da visitação no comportamento de macacos-prego (Cebus apella) em zoológicos

    Contributor(s):: Glaucia Cristiana Wunderlich Farias

    O bem-estar dos animais mantidos em zoológicos pode ser afetado por aspectos de ordem estrutural, ambiental e pelos tipos de relações que os mesmos desenvolvem com os visitantes. Os macacos-prego (Cebus apella) encontram-se, atualmente, em número significativo em...

  7. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities on the Social and Emotional Development of Young Children with Characteristics of Emotional Behavioral Disorders

    Contributor(s):: Elaine K. Schmid

    As emotional behavioral disorders become more prevalent throughout the school-age population, intervention during the early childhood ages is becoming key. Considering that social emotional delays are risk factors for emotional behavioral disorders and the evidence of social-emotional health in...

  8. The Evolution of Animals through Domestication and other Human Relationships: An Animal-Centered Approach

    Contributor(s):: Steven Michael Ammerman

    As a component of the environment themselves, humans maintain a mutualistic modifying process with that environment. The interaction between humans and animals has led to different categories of relationships—commensal animals, tame animals, domesticated animals, and feral animals. In the...

  9. The Development of a Psychometric Scale for the Evaluation of the Emotional Predispositions of Pet Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Gill Sheppard, Daniel S. Mills

    Many pet dogs exhibit problem behaviours which can be corrected through the judicious use of positive and negative reinforcers in training. However, animals often vary in their sensitivity and response to these. It is hypothesised that this variation may offer a biological basis for...

  10. The Canine Behaviour Type Index

    Contributor(s):: Jacqueline Ruth Perkins, Kenneth James Dagley

    While working intensively with companion dogs it emerged that certain behavior types present particular management challenges in a domestic setting. Gosling, Kwan, John & Oliver validated the concept of dogs having a distinct measurable personality type (Gosling, Kwan, John, Oliver 2003 A...

  11. Foal and Mare Behavior Changes during Repeated Human-Animal Interactions in the First Two Weeks after Foaling

    Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Baehl, Breanna Sheahan, Eleonora Po

    This study is important to the equine research field to demonstrate if handling neonatal foals and mares who recently foaled is invasive and may change how the foals and mares will behave around humans. The data show the effects of repeated blood draws and frequent handling on the foals and...

  12. An epidemiological analysis of dog behavior problems presented to an Australian behavior clinic, with associated risk factors

    Contributor(s):: Ramazan Col, Cam Day, Clive J. C. Phillips

    Records of dogs presented to a behavior clinic servicing the eastern seaboard of Australia in and around Brisbane and the Gold Coast were analyzed for principal behavior problems and the related factors, from information recorded at the time that the owner approached the clinic for assistance....

  13. Silvopastoral systems for sustainable animal production and the role of animal welfare

    Contributor(s):: Broom, D.

  14. Behavior questions and answers

    Contributor(s):: Horwitz, D. F.

  15. International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) 2016. Exploring human-animal interactions: a multidisciplinary approach from behavioral and social sciences, Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 July 2016. Proceedings

    This work contains abstracts of 61 conference papers on the regulatory, behavioural and welfare aspects of human-animal interactions.

  16. Behavioral and self-report measures influencing children's reported attachment to their dog

    Contributor(s):: Hall, N. J., Liu, JingWen, Kertes, D., Wynne, C. D. L.

    Despite the prevalence of dogs as family pets and increased scientific interest in canine behavior, few studies have investigated characteristics of the child or dog that influence the child-dog relationship. In the present study, we explored how behavioral and some self-report measures influence...

  17. Integrative commentary III: A primer in three areas key to future research

    Contributor(s):: McCardle, Peggy, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R.

  18. Visual attention and facial identification in human and non-human animals

    Contributor(s):: Guo, Kun, Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy

  19. Reproductive endocrinology and musth indicators in a captive Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)

    Contributor(s):: Duer, Connie, Tomasi, Tom, Abramson, Charles I.

  20. Effects of positive and negative human contacts and intranasal oxytocin on cerebrospinal fluid oxytocin

    Contributor(s):: Rault, Jean-Loup